180 Gram Vinyl Record
American Standard songs based on skillful acoustic guitar work!
Timeless classic songs from American classic James Taylor
It takes an extraordinary artist to re-imagine some of the most beloved songs of the 20th century and make them completely their own. And that's precisely what James Taylor has accomplished with his brand-new album, American Standard. Recalling the best of James' early work, he infuses new sounds and fresh meaning into these timeless works of art.
Although these 14 carefully chosen interpretations naturally feature James' warm, one-of-a-kind vocal ability and incomparable musicianship, what makes this collection so unique is the inventive way James and his fellow co-producers, longtime collaborator Dave O'Donnell and famed musician John Pizzarelli, approached the project. Unlike most who have tackled similar material, American Standard's beautifully simple, stripped-down arrangements are based on James' skillful acoustic guitar work rather than piano and the affect is mesmerizing.
|My Blue Heaven|
|Teach Me Tonight|
|As Easy As Rolling Off A Log|
|Almost Like Being In Love|
|Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ The Boat|
|The Nearness Of You|
|You’ve Got To Be Carefully Taught|
|God Bless The Child|
|Pennies From Heaven|
|My Heart Stood Still|
|Ol' Man River|
|It's Only A Paper Moon|
|The Surrey With The Fringe On Top|